Strike action between Monday 2 October to Thursday 5 October 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between 7am on Monday 2 October to 7am on Thursday 5 October 2023. Both consultants and junior doctors will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected by this strike. If you have an appointment at the Trust on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. There may be longer waits than usual in clinics during this time.

Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Contact the MSCC service

We offer advice and coordination in the care of patients with suspected and confirmed Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC) in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

The MSCC service can be accessed to either refer a new patient or to discuss a patient you have concerns about in terms of warning signs for MSCC.

Refer or discuss a patient with the MSCC service

  • Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) - MSCC coordinators on:

Via Christie switchboard 0161 446 3000 and ask to be put through to the MSCC coordinators.

  • Out of hours – call The Christie Hotline or clinical oncology registrar on-call on:

Via Christie switchboard 0161 446 3000 and ask to speak with the on-call clinical oncology specialist trainee (ST) or 0161 446 3658

Contact the MSCC service for educational support

If you wish to speak to a member of the coordinator service about some MSCC training needs, please contact us via e-mail on

Information or further questions from the MSCC team

If you wish to contact the MSCC team to ask a question or get some further information, please get in touch via e-mail:

Please do not use this e-mail to discuss a current patient's management. Instead, please call the coordinator service directly using the details above.

Last updated: March 2023